From an interview in UK Marie Claire (via Towleroad):
This much candour makes you wonder whether Hardy ever regrets being, well, quite frank. ‘I don’t regret anything I’ve ever said It’s just a shame things are misconstrued and I don’t get the opportunity to explain.’ Not even the time he said he’d enjoyed relationships with men in his twenties?
‘I have never put my penis in a man,’ is Hardy’s characteristically direct response. ‘Ive never had a cock in my arse, and I have no fucking desire for it. If that’s what you like, cool. But it doesn’t do it for me.’ He’s irritated his words were taken out of context but concedes, ‘one thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about’.